The Years of Permanent Midnight and other unedited essays is an anthology of loosely related essays on Philippine visual culture in the light of neoliberalism and globalization as it reached its zenith in the US-Aquino administration. The titular essay addresses Philippine Cinema and its attempt to construct in its images a liberalist vision of the Philippine nation already negotiated through free-market openness and imperialism. The book can be seen as an attempt to process current realities into a theory-fiction, wishing it were all just fiction.
The file available here at archive.org is the third draft of the collection. As the subtitle suggests, the essays hasn't really gone serious editing. This however, is not an artistic statement, but rather an honest shortcoming from the author, worrying that the accelerating times might render the texts obsolete for tomorrow. The texts are still open for re-editing until it reaches its final iterations, hopefully in the coming months.